Bishop Carroll used a second quarter rally to push by Wichita Southeast. The Golden Eagles took a lead to the halftime break and built on it until the finish winning 79-45.
Before the game, the announcer introduced Wichita Southeast as the defensing City League champions. Bishop Carroll Senior Tanner Mans voiced something to the rest of his team, a number of them looked to him and nodded in agreement.
Mans would be big for Bishop Carroll on the night on both ends of the floor. He opened the game with a no-look pass to a waiting Alex Littlejohn in the post. On the next possession, Mans stopped the fast break and pulled up from behind the 3-point line forcing Southeast to take a timeout with a 5-2 deficit.
After the timeout, Southeast mounted a run of its own, mostly on the legs of junior guard Jackie Johnson who scored 20 points in the first half alone. Carroll defenders didn't have an answer for Johnson in the early going as he was able to hit long three's and get to the lane at will. When he wasn't scoring, Johnson found created looks for a number of his teammates like Micah Jacques who added on points of his own on big shots.
The run would stall for Southeast as Carroll took control of the game starting in the second quarter. The Golden Eagles put on a strong brand of team basketball making multiple passes to find the best shot on the floor.
Carroll continues an undefeated start to the season and will host Heights in a week. Southeast will look to right the ship next against Wichita South.